Create & Cultivate And Chevrolet Launch Event For The Create & Cultivate 100 List
What are people really getting at when they call you an intimidating woman? Are they throwing out a backhanded compliment? A straight-up diss? We took the question to some of the biggest bosses we know — ranking members of the Create & Cultivate 100 List — to find out how they navigate the world of being a so-called “intimidating” woman. Here’s what they had to say.
“Deep down, when someone calls us intimidating, I think they’re really saying that we’re badass. I feel like I get intimidating a lot and I’m like, I’m so stupid and funny, what are you talking about?You think i’m intimidating? What does that say about you?”
“When people call a woman intimidating, it’s because they are a strong presence that they’re not used to. They’re not used to women speaking up for themselves so therefore, they’re like, ‘Oh, you’re intimidating. Why do you have an opinion?’ We’re women and we have opinions — we can let people know what we want and get what we want because we deserve it.”